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Combined workshops on medical writing and publication ethics for Japanese postgraduate students and faculty members - Volume 22, Issue

Although the importance both of skills in medical writing in English and of an understanding of ethics in medical publishing is increasingly recognised, these subjects are not comprehensively taught to Japanese medical doctors and students. Limited…

Good clinical practice (GCP): A universal call for ethics in biomedical research - Volume 23, Issue

Today, the principles of good clinical practice (GCP) form such an integral part of the development of new medicines that they could easily be taken for granted. Yet, the road to a universal code of ethics in human experimentation is paved with…

Registration and ethics committee approval for observational studies: Current status and way forward - Volume 26, Issue

Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have always been recognised as the highest level of evidence in medical research. However, they cannot address the questions that one comes across in real-world clinical practice. Observational studies can answer…

Recommended procedures for retracting articles: Inadequate and patchily applied? Analysis of a recent article in PLoS One examining the fates of retracted articles - Volume 23, Issue

Retraction of research articles ruins careers, dents confidence in the scientific literature, and can have a profound impact on meta-analyses. Retraction rates have seen a big recent rise, as journals act increasingly quickly to remove articles that…

Journal Policies

Journal Policies   Editorial policies and peer review process All feature articles submitted to Medical Writing are reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board. All Editorial Board members are experts in the field of medical writing and members…

The Write Stuff Archive

The Write Stuff Archive The Write Stuff was the name of EMWA’s journal starting in 1998 and up until the name was changed to Medical Writing in 2012. This archive contains issues of The Write Stuff dating back to 2002. Volume: 20 | Issue: 4 |…

Suggested reading in recent issues of European Science Editing - Volume 25, Issue

Among the highlights of the November 2015 issue of European Science Editing (ESE) is an essay on whether interpretation of research ethics is universal. Writing from an Iranian perspective, Behrooz Astaneh describes how cultural norms and inadequate…

Writing publications for advisory boards - Volume 23, Issue

Medical communication publications are designed to raise awareness of medicines, cosmetics, and technology. These publications ensure that doctors are informed about the role of new and existing medicines and the literature concerning appropriate…

Are stem cells the future of healthcare? - Volume 21, Issue

Stem cell technology holds a key, although arguably not an exclusive position, in the future of healthcare. Alongside two other candidates worthy of this mantle – personalized cancer medicine and vaccine development – all three healthcare…

From researcher in Europe to medical writer in India - Volume 21, Issue

This is an article about my returning back to India from Europe and transition from research career to a profession of medical writing. I was introduced to medical writing through European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) while I was in Europe.…

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